What’s better than this? Guys bein’ dudes! UFC fans rejoice! Vancouver will be hosting its first Fight Night in over three years tomorrow night. Now, I’m not a big sports person but back in high school, my friends would have UFC nights and we’d all cram onto a couch to watch some guys throw down on a Saturday. Good times.
Tomorrow UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone and WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje will step into the octagon for UFC Fight Night 158 at Rogers Arena as the main card headliners.
Cerrone, who’s also known by his ring name “Cowboy”, has so far remained undefeated in the Canadian UFC events he’s attended and could be making it a 5-win streak if he proves victorious. Yee haw! Gaethje, who lands at number 5 in the UFC lightweight rankings, took home his fourth career night of Fight night in August after knocking out Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 135. Some nice competition.
The co-main event will feature two top-15 ranked light heavyweight competitors, Glover Teixeira from Brazil and Nikita Krylov from Ukraine. Krylov, ranked at #13, is bet at -120 chalk for tomorrow night and has won all of his 25 MMA victories in just two rounds. Teixeira, who is ranked #9, seems like he’ll have a lot of competition.
The fights will be streamed on ESPN+, with the prelims beginning at 2 PM and the main cards at 5 PM. The official weigh ins began earlier today and spoiler alert: Michel Pereira missed it and will forfeit 20% of purse. If you want to catch the recorded stream, you can find it here. The ceremonial weigh ins will be taking place at 4 PM this evening so you still have time to catch it.
For those who still want to grab last minute tickets, head on over to Ticketmaster for more details.